We know that infrastructure plays a key role in the development of society, which is why we are firm believers in the transformative power of our activity, connecting services, conserving natural resources and facilitating economic progress, social cohesion and more.
In our everyday business, we strive to listen, understand and act, with the maxim of leaving a positive mark, which allows the company to grow in a fair, reasonable and sustainable way for all.
More than 110 years of experience
Team with advanced expertise, experience and technical skills.
We develop infrastructures for every challenge that arises.
Steadfast presence in Europe, the US and Latin America.
More than 300 R&D+i projects.
Commitment to economic, social and environmental sustainability.
In order to set our roadmap, we have listened to people, to society, to our stakeholders and to experts, and have considered the global effort demanded of the 2030 agenda. To make sure we focus on what is important, we analyze what is most concerning and urgent, but also where our action can have the greatest impact.
The UN approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015. It is a plan of action for people, the planet and prosperity. The Agenda sets 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with 169 integrated and indivisible targets that span the economic, social and environmental spheres, and entail a common, universal commitment.
At OHLA, we believe in the power of transforming our sector and are active contributors to meeting SDGs 8, 9, 11, 12 and 13. We also believe that it is essential that we work with other entities and companies, aligning efforts towards SDG 17 (Partnerships to meet the goals).
We promote local employment and encourage new ways of working to create a motivating working environment that attracts and retains talent and nurtures professional and personal development.
We encourage sustainable construction practices and techniques, and include environmental indicators in the digitization process of 100% of our projects.
We promote the use of environmentally-friendly materials and improve the circular nature of work by reusing or repurposing at least 80% of non-hazardous waste generated.
We contribute to the ambitious targets on reducing greenhouse gas emissions (down 40% by 2024) and the progressive decarbonization of our business, with the aim of being net zero for 2030-2050.
These are the SDGs that we directly and primarily contribute to, but we are also involved in the other SDGs and actively participate in creating public and private partnerships to meet the targets set in the 2030 Agenda (SDG 17). We are firm believers in joint responsibility and in cooperating to achieve the progress needed to transform society. Our Sustainability Plan 2022-2024 details the action and targets we have defined to align us with the global strategy.
Recycling and environmental measures in Américo Vespucio Oriente Américo Vespucio Oriente is one of the largest urban road infrastructures in Latin America. This highway, with a 9 km route, runs through 5 of the main districts of Santiago de Chile,
23Our subsidiary ELSAN, specialized in the conservation and maintenance of road, airport, urban services, and infrastructure services, has replaced the existing thermal oil boiler burner at its Arganda del Rey plant, in Madrid (Spain), with a new natural gas burner,
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